This enchanting excursion begins with a tour through historic Stellenbosch, the second oldest town in South Africa and the historic heart of the country’s wine region.
In 1679, Dutch East India Company governor Simon van der Stel recognized the fertility of this long valley on the banks of the Eerste River as perfect for vineyards. The rest is history, which has been carefully cultivated in this town.
A gracious blend of 18-century Cape Dutch, Georgian and Victorian buildings is evident as we drive down Dorp Street, where massive Oaks still shade original water furrows, an architectural jewel that serves as the historic heart of the country’s wine region.
Then enjoy a wine tasting session in the Stellenbosch area.